As hopeless romantics, we know only too well that You Only Honeymoon Once… or at least, that’s our aim! We are here to make sure it’s both the trip of a lifetime, and the trip of your dreams. Let us take you to a paradise island, where you’ll sink into your private suite, enjoying lazy breakfasts in bed, soaking up glorious sunshine alone together on a secluded white-sand cove, before indulging in an intimate dinner for two on a desert island beach - have we set the scene?! For a taste of the heavenly hideaways we have in store, here’s a selection of our favourite honeymoon gems with fabulous romantic touches.
THE H RESORT BEAU VALLON BEACH, SEYCHELLES
Sublime suites and delectable dining options make this boutique resort a great choice for honeymooners in search of a romantic retreat. Beach Villas are the ultimate honeymoon hideaway - right on the shore, you are steps from the ocean and can laze on your private terrace enjoying the tranquil atmosphere and plenty of alone-time. In the evenings, sink into your private plunge pool lit by lanterns for a romantic evening under the stars - you’ll never want to leave.
ROMANTIC TOUCHES: The unique Tête à Tête dining experience couldn’t be better tailored for honeymooners in search of a romantic atmosphere in total seclusion - enjoy a delicious bespoke menu created by the Executive Chef as you dine by candlelight on the beach.
7 nights from £1,965 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Junior Suite including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 35% between now - 31 Oct 2017.
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ANANTARA DHIGU RESORT, MALDIVES
The beautiful Maldivian beaches at Anantara Dhigu seem naturally
designed to set the scene for your dream honeymoon. Each day you can pick a new spot to enjoy blissful peace and quiet. The Over Water Suites offer a romantic sunken bath with stunning ocean vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows, marrying luxurious accommodation with the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean. Your honeymoon can be dreamily relaxed, but the natural lagoon is right there to explore on daily guided snorkelling trips.
We recommend diving on the house wreck, a short boat ride away, or trying the underwater rocket which will have you zipping along like a dolphin at 20km per hour! With three sensational restaurants here and access to three more at Anantara’s sister hotel, Anantara Veli, foodies will love the variety of cuisines to indulge in.
7 nights from £2,229 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Sunrise Beach Villa on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 50% + complimentary Half Board + complimentary 60 minute massage per person between now - 27 Dec 2017.
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BELMOND MAROMA RESORT & SPA, MEXICO
An exquisite boutique hotel in a peaceful setting, surrounded by towering coconut palms on the glorious Riviera Maya. An experience here is guaranteed to be sublimely luxurious and romantic in every way; you can indulge in wellness treatments at the world-class Spa which has been voted Best Spa in Mexico and Latin America by Condé Nast Traveller, enjoy pristine white sandy beaches and discover the rich ancient culture of the Mayans by visiting mesmerising ruins very close by. The rooms here are stunning, with original artwork and hand-painted tiles, combining chic style with Mexican colour. The sun sets every evening, 1,000 candles are lit in the gardens, illuminating the pathways and creating a very special, romantic ambience and a sight that will take your breath away.
ROMANTIC TOUCHES: Splash out on a particularly romantic treat for two – Belmond Maroma’s ‘Evening Under The Moon & Stars’ treats you to a relaxing beachside massage by moonlight to the sound of the waves. The indulgence continues in your room, which is decorated with candles and flower petals. Finish the evening with chocolatecovered strawberries and a bottle of Champagne.
7 nights from £1,969 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Garden View Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 25% + one complimentary dinner for two between 01 Jun - 31 Oct 2017.
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ANANTARA VELI RESORT, MALDIVES
You have found yourself in paradise as you approach the gentle shores of this tropical island, with a honeymoon of a lifetime awaiting you. Chic, simple and relaxed, your intimate overwater bungalow looks out to visions of natural beauty, surrounded by soft white sand and azure water, with spectacular marine life below. The atmosphere here is tranquil through and through; it’s an adult-only hideaway where you can spend valuable time together. Of course getting out on the water is what the Maldives is famed for, and the multitude of watersports here allows you to do just that. Honeymooners will also revel in the soothing treatments at the Sundari Ayurvedic Spa where you will feel compelled to relax and unwind - just what a honeymoon should be all about.
7 nights from £2,239 per person based on 2 adults sharing an Over Water Bungalow including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 30% + complimentary 60 minute massage per person between now - 27 Dec 2017.
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Our expert Travel Adviser, Helen Baker, came back from the Maldives completely bowled over by Baros. Here’s why she recommends it as the ultimate romantic escape for a once in a lifetime honeymoon:
“You’ll be hard pushed to find a more romantic bolthole than Baros, where simple pleasures are elevated into something truly special. Think sinking your toes in sugar-soft white sand whilst rustling palm fronds blow overhead; private yoga lessons on a deserted sandbank at sunrise; this boutique private island, which exudes style and charm by the bucket load. Baros is so catch-your-breath spectacular I’m struggling to find a box it doesn’t tick. While it’s ringed by sun-kissed shores and turquoise water, for a tropical island it’s surprisingly green. And the diving is superb, with a fabulous house reef. Or how about simply chilling out in the brand new infinity pool? Villas are dotted amongst the lush vegetation: I loved the Deluxe Beach Villas with their exotic open-air bathrooms nestled amongst your very own walled tropical garden – perfectly private for honeymooners. I’ve also got to recommend the Water Pool Villas, complete with expansive decks and private sunken pools. Your own ‘villa host’ will make sure everything runs smoothly from the moment they scoop you up at the airport (it’s just a 20-minute speedboat transfer) to advising you on the best daytrips to experience. Make time to slope off to the small but stylish spa for couples’ pampering before sampling one of the three mouth-watering restaurants on off er. Then hit Sails Bar for a nightcap – think live music, cocktail in hand and feet in the sand. I guarantee this is a honeymoon you’ll be talking about for the rest of your lives.”
ROMANTIC TOUCHES: Enjoy a private dinner on your own Piano Deck. Shaped like a grand piano, it is poised above the translucent lagoon – totally unique and a dining experience to remember.
7 nights from £1,899 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Villa including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 25% + complimentary sunset cruise between 01 May - 30 Sep 2017.
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RENDEZVOUS, SAINT LUCIA
With day beds for two, a romantic lazy river and candlelit dining Rendezvous is the perfect choice for couples looking for a relaxing honeymoon. Enjoy sumptuous dinners and couples’ massages or tuck yourselves away in one of the many secret spots hidden around the resort. Stick your flag in the sand for beach service or relax by the lazy river and order delicious cocktails from the friendly waiter. Bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets are served at The Terrace Restaurant which transforms into a romantic candlelit setting for dinners that showcase some of the island’s finest cuisine. Book a table at The Trysting Place for an elegant fine dining experience and enjoy silver service and delicious local dishes such as shellfish bisque and herb-crusted red snapper or pull up a driftwood chair, sink your toes in the sand and listen to the waves at Malabar, a new and intimate à la carte restaurant which sits beneath a giant sail. After dinner why not head to the Champagne Bar and listen to the piano whilst you reflect on your day. The outstanding staff cater for your every whim at Rendezvous, with a fantastic watersports team, evening entertainment and fitness classes giving you the choice to do as little or as much as you like on your unforgettable holiday.
ROMANTIC TOUCHES: There is a whole programme of specially designed experiences for those looking to make their honeymoon even more romantic. Why not book a personalised ‘in room retreat’ with soft music, candlelight, petals, chocolate truffles and Champagne, or enjoy breakfast in bed on the beach and watch the sunrise together.
7 nights from £1,959 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Premium Garden View Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Special saving between now - 02 Jan 2018.
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